Education

Bucks back in class Monday after Buchanan High School ran remote learning trial

BUCHANAN — On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Buchanan High School students and staff were informed Thursday and Friday would be a “remote trial run.” Monday morning, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Edwardsburg Middle School closed for week due to COVID-19

EDWARDSBURG — Around 9 p.m. Sunday evening, Edwardsburg Public Schools announced on its Facebook page that Edwardsburg Middle School would be closed for the coming ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Four Vikings join MTU Husky investment tournament

Correction: In an earlier publication of this article, Sydney Skarbek’s name was misspelled. We regret the error and are happy to correct it. NILES — ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Band marches on, Niles band season continues without football, competitions

By CHRISTINA CLARK christina.clark@leaderpub.com NILES — On warmer fall days, band students can be heard playing outdoors. The familiar rhythm from the percussion section reminds ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Students, staff in quarantine at local school districts due to positive COVID cases

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Approximately one month into the school year, many school districts throughout southwest Michigan are responding cautiously to positive cases of COVID-19. After three ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Brandywine announces first COVID case

NILES — A staff member at Brandywine Middle/High School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter published on the school district’s Facebook page ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Edwardsburg Middle School student wins online art competition

EDWARDSBURG — An Edwardsburg student was recently recognized for her artistic talents. Edwardsburg Middle School student Kayliee Seigel is the winner of Artsonia’s Artist of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Buchanan High School goes remote Thursday, Friday after third positive COVID-19 diagnosis

BUCHANAN — A letter from Buchanan High School’s Principal Stacey DeMaio and Buchanan Community Schools Superintendent Patricia Robinson was posted on the high school’s Facebook ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Third Buchanan student tests positive for COVID-19

BUCHANAN — A third Buchanan High School student has tested positive for COVID-19. Buchanan Community Schools Superintendent Patricia Robinson announced the news Wednesday. The newest ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

MDHHS issues emergency order requiring schools to issue public notification of probable, confirmed COVID-19 cases

LANSING — Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring K-12 schools to provide public notice to the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Second student tests positive for COVID-19 at Buchanan High School

BUCHANAN — A second student at Buchanan High School has tested positive for COVID-19, Superintendent Patricia Robinson announced Monday night. The announcement comes after a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Niles High School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

NILES — Just after 9 p.m. Monday, an update appeared on the Niles High School Facebook page. The post revealed an NHS staff member had ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

SMC security officer a former CEO

DOWAGIAC — Philip Krempely was assigned to Southwestern Michigan College’s Dowagiac campus in July by Grand Rapids-based DK Security. The former CEO, who ran companies ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Buchanan student tests positive for COVID-19

BUCHANAN — A student at Buchanan Community Schools has tested positive for COVID-19. The news came from a letter Superintendent Patricia Robinson sent to the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County law enforcement and schools support students exposed to trauma through Handle with Care program

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police and local law enforcement are partnering again this year with Berrien RESA to offer ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

SMC employees receiving COVID challenge coins

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s seventh annual employee recognition program on Sept. 25 was a departure from previous years. Due to the current health situation, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon debuted eight new tennis courts

NILES — Bobcat athletes will no longer have to drive four miles across town with their tennis gear to a public park to perfect their ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Despite rising COVID-19 cases, Dowagiac schools vote to return to in-person learning

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools students will be returning to full-time, in-person instruction beginning Monday, Oct. 12. The DUS Board of Education voted 6-1 in ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac Board of Education approves return to in-person instruction

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools students will be returning to full-time, in-person instruction beginning Monday, Oct. 12. The DUS Board of Education voted 6-1 in ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

SMC enrolls 1,800 students for fall 2020

DOWAGIAC — The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees heard last Monday night from President Dr. Joe Odenwald that fall enrollment finished at 1,800 students ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

SMC president provides school update to Rotary

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College was the topic at hand at the Dowagiac Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Thursday via Zoom. SMC President Joe Odenwald was ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation presents check to aid Little Bucks Bookmobile

BUCHANAN — An oversized check was presented in front of a school bus-turned-library on Sept. 14 in Buchanan. The Little Bucks Bookmobile’s director Wendy Murphy ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Edwardsburg Intermediate School named one of the best schools in nation

EDWARDSBURG — U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Thursday that Edwardsburg Intermediate School has been named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School based on ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Committee formed to review Lewis Cass ISD name

CASSOPOLIS — The Lewis Cass Intermediate School District is moving forward with plans to consider a name change for the district. Superintendent Brent Holcomb recently ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

JMG Student of the Year starts second year at SMC

DOWAGIAC — Stanford University’s loss is Southwestern Michigan College’s gain, according to SMC officials. Mia Clay, 19, a 2019 Benton Harbor High School graduate, began ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

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